• Reflections on iPASS: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

    By Rosalind Ong De Trevino, Project Coordinator, Office of Information Technology and Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist, Office of Information Technology 2016 was filled with opportunities for transformation for advising, involvement from faculty, and increased support for students. We...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Reimagining the Role of Technology

    Higher education in the United States: It’s a system steeped in tradition. Its history predates the Constitution. Its reputation has led the world. From the first colonial colleges to the growth of the university model, from land grant universities and the GI Bill to open access...

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  • Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum

    This is the second post in a new series reflecting on a variety of both emerging and established areas where K-12 and higher education appear to be at a confluence.   We’re examining competency-based education (CBE), an approach that has been celebrated for its customization and...

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  • Joe Murphy: On Professional Development, Teaching and Virtually Connecting

    “So a music professor and a chemistry professor are trading teaching tips, and…” Sound like the beginning of a joke? At Kenyon College, the only thing funny about faculty interaction across disciplines, perhaps, is how swiftly it’s taken hold. (Academia doesn’t...

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  • Get More Traction for Your Awesome Universal Design for Learning Program, Part II

    By Thomas J. Tobin In my first post, we explored the origins of UDL and some misconceptions at both an individual and a system-wide level about equating UDL with providing accommodations. Let’s begin by reframing UDL away from disability and situate it in a neutral narrative we’re all...

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  • Get More Traction for Your Awesome Universal Design for Learning Program, Part I

    By Thomas J. Tobin Meet Katie Katie was, until recently, a university student. Ever since she was little, Katie wanted to be an elementary-school teacher. When she was a first-semester junior, one of her professors came to me with a puzzle: “I have a student who I just know is...

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  • Are You a Change Leader or a Change Manager?

    As leaders, we are often called upon to address change. I wanted to understand the distinction between managing change and leading it. For this reason, I recently participated in an ELI online course, “Success-proof your change initiative,” conducted by Holly Morris, Director of...

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  • Announcing our New K-20 Series: Where K-12 and Higher Ed Meet

    Unlike a relay race, there’s no coordinated hand-off between secondary and postsecondary institutions, where students are shepherded into the next phase of their academic career and educators on both sides have a meaningful (albeit brief) exchange. The realms of K-12 and higher education...

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  • From Innovation to Transformation: Reshaping the Campus Landscape by Having the Right People on the Bus

    Author: Julie Johnston Thinking about launching a large-scale initiative – one that involves systematic change with real impact and large-scale transformation of pedagogy? Make sure you have the right people on board to inspire new possibilities. As the Director of Learning Spaces for...

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  • An Advisor’s Perspective On iPASS

    By Matthew Hibdon   The success of the advising system at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) lies within the integration of people and technology. It is evident in the process we use through our iPASS work.  MTSU’s Quest for Student Success laid the foundation for this...

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